Disillusionment With Western Sci-fi?

Well not so much disillusionment as disappointment…maybe?

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One of my favorite games is Fallout 3 and then Fallout: New Vegas, both worlds are large and visually interesting (well somewhat) but story wise, nothing grabs me. Even the usual stellar B plots are just uninteresting.

Contrast that Metro 2033, both the novel and the game. They have an intense dark atmosphere and a rich interesting world. All the little stations have a personality to them, you can taste Artyom’s fear in places. The game replicates it quite well, within it’s confines.

And it seems that Metro’s author making the story as an allegory to modern Russia is what does it. Realising that the story has more then one level is fantastic. But Fallout never reaches that.

But I play to poke my head in holes and shoot things.

 

-Aaron

Three Wise Guys 002

Welcome to the second episode of Three Wise Guys.

 

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In this week’s show we start with some listener feedback from our last show about the uses for jetpacks.

 

We then start in on our topic for the week, ranging from drone planes and their uses to the Research and Development of a new breed of pilotless Tanks.

 

We also touch upon the ethical implications of the use of such craft. From the deployment of them, to the physiological impact upon those who deploy or guide them in their use in warfare.

 

In this week’s soap box Aaron introduces a organisation that helps Canada’s veterans out when they need it the most. www.vetscanada.org

 

Also visit Aarons blog, http://disabledshooting.blogspot.ca/ for more about his favourite hobby.

Three Wise Guys 001

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Three Wise Guys

Episode #001

Host: Preston, Aaron, Ben

Topic: Science Fiction in Culture

 

Welcome to the first ever episode of Three Wise Guys.

 

This podcast isn’t a political platform, a current events show or a standard panel show. This is about three guys from completely separate countries, jobs, backgrounds and experiences sharing a unique look at a range of topics and events, from the effects of science fiction on modern culture (our first ever show) to technological break throughs and its effects on society. We don’t just look at the technology, or the media, or its implementation. We look at the whole, from its ethical uses, to the way it’s developed and its possible uses.

 

 

In this week’s show we take a look at Science Fiction and its effects on modern culture, From the Apple Ipad modeled after the PADD in Star Trek to the flying car and the mirror of TV shows and the decades they were made in, from the optimism of Star Trek in the 60’s, to the grim reboot of Battle Star Gallactica in the 2000’s.

 

From ex military, to a self confessed renaissance man of the sciences and arts, to a world traveled jeweler. Three Wise Guys offers a unique look at the world we live in today and will be tomorrow.